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Archive for: February, 2012

Detailed Valuations for Household Goods, Trend or Anomaly?

February 28, 2012: Recently we have seen an increase in the incidences of employees being asked for additional information when crossing the border in advance of their household goods shipment. When transporting household goods into Canada from the United States the employee is required to provide a listing of goods accompanying them as well as…

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UK Announces New Independent Border Agency

February 24, 2012: In response to a report from the Independent Chief Inspector for the UK Border Agency, the UKBA has announced that it will be establishing an independent agency, the UK Border Force. The new agency will be created in early March 2012 and will be responsible for border controls and inspection services. View…

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Top 5 Group Move Mistakes

February 22, 2012 As shared by some brilliant friends of All Points. A little while ago, with my social media nag breathing down my neck for a bigger blog bank, I asked some All Points? friends to submit their top 3 mistakes made with group moves. There was a lot of overlap, so we counted…

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The US has New L-1 Visa Rule

February 16, 2012: As reported by Fragomen, the US Department of State announced a new rule that allows L-1 visas to be issued for up to five years. View the full Fragomen report.

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Mark Twain

February 15, 2012 Recently there was a big acquisition in our industry. Brookfield Global Relocation purchased Prudential Relocation at the tail end of 2011. This creates one very large global relocation company. People ask me what it means for All Points and our industry in general. History Lesson First a quick history lesson: back in…

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Canada’s Rental Vacancy Rate Decreases

February 6, 2012: As reported by CMHC the average rental apartment vacancy rate in 35 of Canada’s major centres showed a slight year over year decrease. Their Rental Market Survey shows that the vacancy rate dipped to 2.2 per cent in October 2011, from 2.6 per cent in October 2010. The report also reveals an…

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A reflection on last year?s conference season – plus ca change, plus c?est la meme chose.

February 2, 2012 In addition to the regular learning sessions I went to last year, I also took the GMS (successfully obtained with one cranium tied behind my back ? don?t get me started on the ease of the GMS), so, I even attended more educational content than usual last year. So what did I…

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